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Municipality offers trees

New edition of the "Small Trees look for big-hearted owners" campaign starts on February 1st

The Municipality of Matosinhos is launching a new edition of the "Small trees look for big-hearted owners" initiative, a project that offers native trees to residents and organizations to be planted in the municipality.

The initiative is back for its second edition and intends to offer 1,000 more native plants.

From February 1 to March 1, 2023, families and organizations interested in hosting one or two plants in their gardens can submit their requests by filling out the form available, and consulting the regulations, at One application per garden or yard is allowed and the results of the applications will be announced to the selected applicants until March 18.

In this edition, the seven species that will be considered for free choice by the applicants are: the common alder, the birch, the European oak, the oaklark, the cherimoya, the litchi, the strawberry tree and the yew.

In 2021, in the first edition of the initiative, created in the scope of the Leça Valley Landscape Recovery Center, 610 native trees and bushes were delivered to 301 residents and 37 organizations.

Encouraging numbers for the launch of the new campaign, which now aims to reach more people, continue the mission of disseminating native species and the enhancement of green patches that are found in the municipality of Matosinhos and the Leça Valley.

The Leça Valley Landscape Recovery Center includes the Leça Valley Native Trees and Shrubs Nursery, where native plants for the initiative and for this watershed are produced. This campaign also contributes to the goals of FUTURO - project of 100,000 trees in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, and meets the UN Agenda 2030, adopted by the Municipality of Matosinhos, specifically for Sustainable Development Goals 13 - Climate Action, 15 - Protect Earth Life and 17 - Partnerships for the Implementation of Sustainability Goals.


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